Why is blood pressure control important, and what types of medication can I take to avoid to reduce risk of additional damage?


High blood pressure may further damage and scar the kidney. In general, you should avoid any medication that could harm your kidneys or affect your blood pressure. This includes:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
  • Cold or allergy pills with pseudoephedrine¬†
  • Over-the-counter diet pills
  • Herbal supplements